Inorganic Solid Phases

(Mg,Fe)-olivine (MgFe[SiO4]) Crystal Structure

General Information

  • Phase Label(s): MgFe[SiO4]
  • Structure Class(es):
  • Classification by Properties: nonmetal
  • Mineral Name(s): fayalite/forsterite
  • Pearson Symbol: oP28
  • Space Group: 62
  • Phase Prototype: Mg2[SiO4]
  • Measurement Detail(s): automatic diffractometer (determination of cell parameters), automatic diffractometer; Rigaku RINT (determination of structural parameters), X-rays, Cu Kα (determination of cell and structural parameters)
  • Phase Class(es):
  • Compound Class(es): orthosilicate
  • Interpretation Detail(s): complete structure determined, Rietveld refinement, multiphase, RP = 0.0453; wRP = 0.0607
  • Sample Detail(s): olivine sample from Japan, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Hagi, Kasayama volcano, sample prepared from olivine, electron microprobe analysis, Mössbauer spectroscopy; Ti0.001Fe2+0.358(13)Ni0.005(1)Mn0.005(1)Mg1.627(16)SiO4; Fe2+/Fe3+ ratio 95(3)/5(1); amounts of anorthite (13 wt.%) and quartz (4 wt.%), powder (determination of cell and structural parameters)

Substance Summary

  • Standard Formula: Mg1.64Fe0.36[SiO4]
  • Alphabetic Formula: Fe0.36Mg1.64[SiO4]
  • Published Formula: (Mg,Fe)-olivine
  • Refined Formula: Fe0.36Mg1.64O4Si
  • Wyckoff Sequence: 62,dc4a
  • Z Formula Units: 4
  • Density: ρ = 3.44 Mg·m−3

Crystallographic Data

Cell Parameters

Published Data
Standardized Data
Unit Cell
Niggli-Reduced Cell
Space Group
a
b
c
α
β
γ
a/b
b/c
c/a
V

Atom Coordinates

Standardized

Site
Element
Wyckoff Symbol
Symmetry
X
Y
Z
Occupation
Co-ord. No.
Atomic Env.

Published

Site
Element
Wyckoff Symbol
Symmetry
X
Y
Z
Occupation

Displacement Parameters

Isotropic

Site
Published
B [nm2]
Type
Computed
Beq [nm2]

Experimental Details

Reference

3D Interactive Structure

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  • Database name

    PAULING FILE Multinaries Edition – 2012

  • Dataset ID

    sd_1720913

  • Copyright

    ©Springer & Material Phases Data System (MPDS), Switzerland & National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, 2016

  • Chief Editor

    Pierre Villars, Material Phases Data System (MPDS), CH-6354 Vitznau, Switzerland

    villars.mpds@bluewin.ch

  • Credits

    SpringerMaterials Release 2016.

    Data generated pre-2002: © Springer & MPDS & NIMS; post-2001: © Springer & MPDS

    All Rights Reserved. Version 2016.10.

    Project Coordinator: Shuichi Iwata

    Section-Editor: Karin Cenzual (Crystal Structures)

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